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ONE BBSCON 1993: NAPLPS: Universal Graphics for BBSs to the Internet - Dave Hughes


Published August 27, 1993


BBSCON 1993
Broadmoor Hotel - Colorado Springs, Colorado
NAPLPS - Universal Graphics for BBSs to the Internet
Dave Hughes, Old Colorado City Communications
August 27, 1993 - 1:30pm, Oval Room

From the ONE BBSCON Information Packet:

NAPLPS- The North American Presentation Level Protocol syntax, is an international standard for the presentation of animated text and graphics in an interactive telecommunications environment on any network, to and from any micro. For 10 of the past 12 years it had only been used as one-way "videotex" in such services as Prodigy and Hawayii FYI. But after the release of low-end drawing and terminal NAPLPS shareware programs, a number of innovative BBS and terminal, drawing, and foreign language and symbolic software developers have produced new NAPLPS products. This presentation will educate BBS and software developers of what it takes to implement NAPLPS. Complete technical documentation of the standard, as well as shareware tools will be distributed. There will be a demonstration of NAPLPS on TBBSs, Fido BBSs, Unix and Internet hosts in dual NAPLPS-ASCII mode, Macintosh, MSDOS, software, new freeware, shareware, and commercial drawing, conversion, and font entry programs. As well as the newly approved standard for using JPEG in NAPLPS programs, new tools which can convert any Corel Draw images, Windows Icons, GIF and other bitmaps to NAPLPS and fancy fonts incorporation, as well as a demo of Version 1.0 of Troika, an integrated Teledrawing, Terminal, and language-font entry NAPLPS-ASCII-MINITEL program written in Russia.

Biography of Dave Hughes:

Dave Hughes is the founder of Old Colorado City Communications, a consulting firm specializing in telecommunications projects, particularly in the area of education. He installed the Big Sky Telegraph system used to link schools throughout Montanna. He created the model of uucp-to-internet linked Fido-protocol BBS for distributed and appropriate networking for rural schools. Hughes has been exploring, advocating, and developing NAPLPS services and software tools for 9 years, from teaching Indians to do original Indian art in the medium which has been show at SIGGRAPH, covered by CNN specials, and published in Omni, to the teaching of advanced math and science subjects, using NAPLPS for scientific notation, to communicating internationally in foreign languages and animated graphics. He is the developer of the TROIKA naplps terminal program.

Medium Note:

The recording of this talk actually extends through to the next talk, with recordings of both the small chat and conversation after Dave Hughes' speech, the sound of preparation for the next talk, and a quick introduction by Dave Hughes of the next speech.


Source From the Collection of Rev. Michael Chowning, O.F.M.
Run time 90:68

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